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Alumni Nursing & Health Sciences Physician Assistant

95% of 2020 Penn College PA grads pass board exams on first try

The 2020 graduating class of physician assistant students from Pennsylvania College of Technology achieved a 95% first-attempt pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam, matching the 2020 national average.

The exam is conducted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and assesses medical and surgical knowledge required to become a certified physician assistant. Twenty-one of Penn College’s 22 Class of 2020 physician assistant graduates passed the exam on their first attempt; all 22 ultimately passed.

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3 days ago
Alumni Engineering Technologies Forestry

Forestry alumna pictured in national trade publication

ArborMetrics Solutions provided the photo of employee Abigail L. Hufnagle, a utility forester/work planner in Lewisburg.
ArborMetrics Solutions provided the photo of employee Abigail L. Hufnagle, a utility forester/work planner in Lewisburg.

A photograph of Abigail L. Hufnagle, a May 2018 forest technology graduate employed by ArborMetrics Solutions in Lewisburg, accompanies an article in Tree Care Industry Magazine. An official publication of the Tree Care Industry Association, the magazine devotes its March issue to “Women in Tree Care” and features the photo of Hufnagle on its opening page. The piece, “Women in Vegetations Management: Commitment, Leadership and Passion,” profiles several employees of ArborMetrics and was written by Robert Richens, the company’s vice president.

3 days ago
Alumni Career Services Students

Four employers to offer ‘pop-up’ availability with students, grads

Students and alumni from a variety of Penn College disciplines can enjoy one-on-one interaction with four employers – one of which will also conduct interviews – during the coming week.

  • Cleveland Brothers – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, March 8; Schneebeli Earth Science Center diesel lab
  • Lewisburg Federal Prison – Tuesday, March 9; noon-4 p.m.; Klump Academic Center, Room 409
  • Allan Myers – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, ESC diesel lab; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in ESC, Room 167B
    (Interviews to be conducted Thursday in Room 213 of Madigan Library)
  • Elsner Engineering – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 11; College Avenue Labs, Room 140

For more, including specific majors sought by each of the companies, check out the Career Services flyer: Employer pop-ups

4 days ago
Faculty & Staff

Children’s Learning Center receives pandemic relief funding

Twelve employees of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center will benefit from the Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award, provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services through STEP Inc., the region’s Early Learning Resource Center.

The program provides a one-time award of $600 to eligible employees of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services-certified child care providers.

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6 days ago
Faculty & Staff Students

Scholarship open to children of Penn College employees

Applications are now being accepted for the Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid at Penn State, for which Pennsylvania College of Technology students are eligible.

Awarded to one new first-year student, the funding is intended to assist with room-and-board charges for two years, provided the student continues full-time enrollment at Penn State or Penn College, incurs on-campus room-and-board charges, and demonstrates academic success.

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6 days ago

‘Bridges of Madison County’ to be staged by CTL at CAC

"The Bridges of Madison County"

The Community Theatre League, in conjunction with the Community Arts Center, will present “The Bridges of Madison County” this weekend at the CAC.

Based on the popular 1992 novel by Robert James Waller (which was adapted into a film co-starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep three years later), the locally cast musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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6 days ago
Sports Students

Esports team finishes third in hard-fought PA Cup competition

Members of the Penn College esports team compete last weekend in the Wildcat Den on the second floor of Madigan Library.
Members of the Penn College esports team compete last weekend in the Wildcat Den on the second floor of Madigan Library.

The third annual PA Cup esports championships took place Saturday, when Penn College teams competed against 17 counterparts from 11 schools in Pennsylvania. “Our teams battled to see who was the best in the state in League of Legends and Overwatch for a $3,000 prize pool,” said Joshua D. Young, coach of the college’s esports program. In group play (decided by a best of three), the Overwatch team went against the Temple Owls (2-0), Arcadia University Knights (2-0) and Saint Francis Red Flash (2-0) to advance to the finals as the No. 2 seed. The Messiah Falcons got the better of the Penn College team in the semi-finals, and the Wildcats finished third. Messiah would be rematched against the Harrisburg University Storm in the finals, which were professionally cast by the Nerd Street Gamers; Harrisburg won for the third year in a row. Saturday’s matches, along with other recent competitions, are available on Penn College esports’ Twitch TV stream.
Information and photo provided by Young, also a learning systems administrator at the college

7 days ago
Sports Students

Penn College to resume spring sports competition

Wildcat Athletics

Pennsylvania College of Technology will return to formal competition for spring sports in 2021 in coordination with a unanimous decision by the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council and Board of Athletic Directors, it was announced Friday.

The decision affects baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s golf at Penn College.

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February 28, 2021

College president, SGA ratify ‘inclusive housing’ proposal

McKenzie thanks President Gilmour for the administration's integral role in SGA's campaign for inclusive housing at Penn College.

After three months of collaborative work, the leaders of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its Student Government Association have ratified joint recommendations for the implementation of a gender-inclusive housing option beginning this fall.

During a brief ceremony Friday afternoon in the Student & Administrative Services Center, college President Davie Jane Gilmour and SGA President Ethan M. McKenzie signed a resolution to designate a gender-inclusive community within Campus View Apartments.

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February 26, 2021
General Information

‘Bunnies’ hop over to Bardo Gym for workout

A blur of bunny energy ...
A blur of bunny energy …
... leads to a midcourt breather and a Wildcat photo op.
… leads to a midcourt breather and a Wildcat photo op.

Two-year-olds from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center’s Bunnies class, taught by group leader Stacie L. Smith and assistant group leader Keara M. Hess (who provided the photos), traveled to nearby Bardo Gymnasium on Wednesday. “We ran off all of our energy and got to take a group picture,” center staff reported. “On our way, we talked about the importance of wearing our masks around campus, and how it keeps us and others safe.” A lesson in healthful compliance for all of us, from the mouths of babes!

February 25, 2021